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2 Suspects Sought In Armed Bank Robbery

Police are looking for two suspects following an armed bank robbery. The suspects held up the First National Bank on Tarentum Bridge Road in New Kensington.

01/30/2012

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$5,000 Stolen From Church In New Kensington

Hundreds of parishioners came to Mount Saint Peter Church in New Kensington this Christmas weekend to celebrate the birth of Jesus. But sometime between the conclusion of midnight mass and the service on Christmas morning, thieves broke in stealing roughly $5,000 in Christmas offerings.

12/26/2011

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Suspect In Deadly New Kensington Shooting Held For Court

The man accused in a shooting in New Kensington that left one man dead and another wounded back in October was in court today for a preliminary hearing.

12/14/2011

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New Kensington Man Accused Of Sexting Random Numbers

Police say a New Kensington man sent hundreds of sexually explicit text messages to people he didn’t know.

11/07/2011

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Vet Raises Concerns About Aggressive Dogs Up For Adoption

A veterinarian was attacked by a pit bull at a local shelter. A doctor and a former staff member call the facility a “ticking bomb” saying many of the dogs are capable of attacking anyone that takes them home.

11/04/2011

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Suspect In Custody After Fatal New Kensington Shooting

The suspect in a deadly shooting in New Kensington that later led to an overnight SWAT situation in Brackenridge is now in custody after turning himself into police. Police say they have arrested 34-year-old Raymond “Rico” Rivera in connection with the shooting death of 37-year-old John LaToy Evans.

10/21/2011

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1 Killed, 1 Injured In New Kensington Shooting

KDKA’ s Jon Greiner reports there was an apparent shootout involving two people in the parking lot of a shopping plaza on Fourth Avenue in New Kensington, shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday.

10/20/2011

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Blue Line Pays Homage To Fallen Officer

A dramatic procession left Mount Saint Peter’s Church after the funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. “I think it just represents the brotherhood of the profession,” Greensburg Police Detective Jerry Vernail said.

10/17/2011

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Westmoreland Co. DA: Officers Knew Post Was A Threat

The investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.

10/13/2011

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Officer Killed In Lower Burrell Shooting, Suspected Gunman Dead

A police officer was killed in a shooting in Lower Burrell. This happened at about 7 p.m. outside the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road.

10/12/2011

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Dog Walker Unofficially Sets New World Record

An old newsroom adage goes like this: “Dog bites man, that’s not news. Man bites dog, this is news.” But what about, “Man walks dogs?” It all depends on how many.

10/01/2011

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Rabid Kitten Bites 2 Workers At Local Animal Shelter

Two attendants who work at a no-kill animal shelter in Westmoreland County were bitten by rabid kitten over the weekend. The kitten was euthanized after it tested positive for rabies.

09/27/2011

Police are investigating a shooting in Fawn Township. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

Shootings In Fawn Twp. & New Kensington Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating after two shootings Sunday evening, one in Allegheny County and the other in Westmoreland County.

09/26/2011

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Man Arrested After Wild Police Chase

A traffic stop in Westmoreland County prompted a wild police chase. Police saw an SUV going the wrong way on a one-way street in New Kensington Friday evening. After trying to pull the driver over, they started chasing the vehicle.

09/16/2011

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Bus Driver Drops Boy, 5, Off At Wrong Stop

The family of 5-year-old Evan Kuba in New Kensington had a scare today they won’t soon be able to forget.

09/13/2011

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